Terry Copp’s Montreal At War, 1914-1918: Conclusion Now Available!

Terry Copp concludes his exhaustive examination of the city of Montreal during the First World War by asking questions on the relationship between historical memory and lived experience. Does the experience of Montrealers coalesce with popular national myths and modern understanding of the Great War? Was the Great War perceived in the same way it is today? To see Terry’s answers to these questions, click the link.

In this interactive monograph, Terry uses the digital platform to tell the story about how the diverse citizenry of Montreal experienced the First World War, both at home and in the trenches. The website includes live links to primary documents and related secondary material. Readers can also engage with the material by leaving questions and comments for further discussion.

Terry Copp is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Wilfrid Laurier University. Terry’s previous publications include Cinderella Army: The Canadians in Northwest Europe (UTP, 2006) and Fields of Fire: The Canadians in Normandy (UTP, 2003). His Paper “Towards a New Balance Sheet: 21 Army Group in Normandy” published in John Buckley (ed.) Normandy Sixty Years On (Frank Cass, 2006) extends his revisionist approach to military history to the British army in the Second World War.